Immigration Law

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USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 1, 2020 "In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: Requests... Read More

Peter Margulies on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Apr. 23, 2020 "On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending issuance of certain immigrant visas. The suspension, which will last for 60 days and may be renewed thereafter, includes many exceptions that will limit... Read More

Anil Kalhan on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anil Kalhan, Apr. 23, 2020 "If you feel like you saw a version of this movie in 2017, you're not imagining things. ... " Read More

Steve Yale-Loehr on the Presidential Proclamation
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law expert at Cornell University , said the exemptions would make the order more legally defensible, but that the logic behind the policy was still flawed. “First, if the purpose of the proclamation is to... Read More

DHS (SEVP) Permits Foreign Students to Study Online from Abroad
Posted on 13 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAFSA, Mar. 13, 2020 "On the night of March 12, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provided NAFSA with the following statement: “SEVP is committed to remaining flexible in allowing schools to make temporary procedural... Read More

104 NY Legal Service Providers Ask EOIR for Immigration Court Relief
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mar. 12, 2020 letter from 104 NY legal service providers to EOIR Director McHenry: "On behalf of the 104 undersigned legal service providers representing immigrants in New York State, we are writing to express our extreme concern at the lack of... Read More

Presidential Proclamation — Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Mar. 11, 2020 "I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

ICE Adapts to Coronavirus for Foreign Students
Posted on 11 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Mar. 9, 2020 ICE/SEVP posted this Broadcast Message : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Potential Procedural Adaptations for F and M nonimmigrant students. Read More

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus
Posted on 2 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Feb. 29, 2020 "... Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict... Read More

TSA and CBP on Arrival Restrictions from China
Posted on 7 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 "This document announces a modification to the January 31, 2020 decision of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying... Read More

Tags: cbp , TSA , China , DHS , coronavirus

3 Presidential Documents on Immigration (Jan. 31, 2020)
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Proclamation 9983 of January 31, 2020 - Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats Proclamation 9984 of January 31, 2020 - Suspension of Entry... Read More

TSA Notification re Travel From China: Designated Airports
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 23 / Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the People’s Republic of China "This... Read More

Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 31, 2020 "The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei... Read More

Advance Copy of TSA/CBP Notice: Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled from or were otherwise present within the People’s Republic of China
Posted on 3 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/04/2020 "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who... Read More